The Müller/Wiseman group is putting its farmgate milk price up by 2.57 pence per litre in October - the single-biggest increase in both Müller UK and Robert Wiseman Dairies’ history.

As of 15 October, the standard milk price for non-aligned farmers, who are not on supermarket supply contracts, will increase from 26.43ppl to 29ppl. The new price will apply to about 300 of Müller/Wiseman’s more than 1,000 farmers.

Dairy farmers staged high-profile protests against low farmgate milk prices over the summer. Milk procurement director Pete Nicholson said it was vital Müller/Wiseman’s customers supported the increase, adding the group “was working to this end”.